Mr. President: You authorized and led a military operation in Libya that led to the overthrow and death of that country’s leader, Moammar Qaddafi, based on the possibility of a murderous rampage by Qaddafi’s crew and a resulting humanitarian crisis…that never materialized. And yet, you chose not to act when the Iranian government killed scores of its own people in 2009 or when the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad began killing scores of his own people, in some cases with chemical weapons, which you had described as a “red line” which, if crossed, would prompt U.S. action. You did nothing. Those slaughters and humanitarian disasters are very real, unlike the one Qaddafi never launched—and you didn’t lift a finger.
We now have stampeding jihadis committing mass slaughter across Iraq, forcing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to flee in the face of the most vicious and unspeakable terror. And on our own southern border, we have thousands of illegal aliens pouring into the U.S., being housed in secretive government warehouses, and being shipped to different parts of the country. Most of them are underage and unaccompanied children, sent into the U.S. illegally at the behest of their parents and home governments.
True humanitarian disasters? You bet. And yet from you, crickets.
Where is the resolve you showed when intervening in Libya for a non-existent crisis?
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